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Until They Sail (1957)

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Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to the Pacific theater in WWII

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Barbara Leslie Forbes
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Anne Leslie
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Capt. Jack Harding
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Delia Leslie Friskett
Charles Drake ...
Capt. Richard Bates
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Evelyn Leslie
Wally Cassell ...
Phil Friskett aka Shiner
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Prosecution Attorney
Ralph Votrian ...
Max Murphy
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Tommy
Tige Andrews ...
US Marine, Store Customer
Adam Kennedy ...
Andy, Delia's Lover
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
US Marine, Store Customer
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Pvt. Duff (scenes deleted)
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Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to the Pacific theater in WWII Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They Couldn't Have The Love They Wanted, So They Took The Love They Could Get!

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Drama | Romance | War

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Release Date:

27 February 1958 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Famintas de Amor  »

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(Westrex Recording System)| |

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Aspen Pictures, owned by Mark Robson and Robert Wise, bought two stories from James A. Michener's anthology "Return to Paradise." After Robson filmed one of the stories as "Return to Paradise" with Gary Cooper, they ran out of funding and had to sell the rights to the other story, "Until They Sail" to Burt Lancaster. Some years later the it ended up with Charles Schnee at MGM. By then Wise was at Metro and requested to film the property. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in New Zealand. Toward the end of the movie, one of the sisters and her son are flying away. The registration on the aircraft is SU-AAC. "SU" is the registration letters for aircraft certified in Egypt. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Leslie Forbes: [Last lines] If my father could read the history of his daughters...
Capt. Jack Harding: He'd understand.
Barbara Leslie Forbes: As they say, to understand is to forgive. Or is it, to understand is not to forgive? I can never remember.
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Connections

References Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Until They Sail
Music by David Raksin
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Eydie Gormé
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User Reviews

 
This is what I spend the night with—and no regrets . . . And nobody gets hurt.
12 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very good Paul Newman about the effect that war has on people's lives as they try to cope with their loneliness due to separation.

It was a great ensemble cast with Newman and Jean Simmons (Oscar nominations for The Happy Ending and Hamlet), Joan Fontaine (Oscar for Suspicion, and nominations for Rebecca and The Constant Nymph), Piper Laurie (Oscar nominations for Carrie, Children of a Lesser God, The Hustler), and Sandra Dee.

For a 1957 film, it really took on issues such as infidelity and illegitimate children and the casualness of sex during wartime.

Newman was great as the officer charged with investigating girls who soldiers wanted to marry and take back home. He played a character very familiar in his films - one that had a close relationship with the bottle.


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